The former Queens Park Rangers boss has been discussing the forward.
Ian Holloway believes Burnley could use the £10 million they will reportedly receive for Danny Ings' move to Liverpool to sign Charlie Austin from QPR, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.
Holloway fears Austin won't be staying at QPR but believes the R's need to sell the 26-year-old in January so as not to lose the striker on a free next summer.
And the pundit feels Burnley could be a possible destination for Austin if they want to bring the forward back to Turf Moor during the transfer window.
He told Sky Sports: "This reported £10million windfall that is coming for the Danny Ings deal make Burnley very dangerous in January. If they are looking to add more firepower to support Andre Gray and Sam Vokes, they could go get Jordan Rhodes, or even Charlie Austin if he wanted to go back.
"Will he look for a move in January or will the club cash in? He didn't sign a new contract, so he's going to go. It could be bad business if they don't sell him and let him leave on a free."
What would a move to another Championship side for Austin mean for QPR's standing within the division?
Would that mean the west London side's stock is plummeting to a new low? Or would it simply be a financially prudent move for all involved?
It remains to be seen whether any Premier League clubs are still interested in the R's forward and it's certainly an interesting suggestion from Holloway that Burnley could target Austin.
QPR host Leeds United in the Championship this weekend, while Burnley travel to Wales to face Cardiff City.